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21st Feb '17 12:02:56 PM Theriocephalus
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* ''Webcomic/{{Drive}}''. Skitter loses a pursuing Continuum ship in one. Subverted, in that it's not your typical SpaceIsAnOcean thicket - they could easily go around it, and it's only dangerous because they're navigating it at FTL speeds.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Drive}}''. Skitter loses a pursuing Continuum ship in one. Subverted, in that it's not your typical SpaceIsAnOcean thicket - -- they could easily go around it, and it's only dangerous because they're navigating it at FTL speeds.



* ''Webcomic/{Spacetrawler}'': [[http://spacetrawler.com/2011/08/09/spacetrawler-160/ Brograhm's Teeth]], justified in that it's a generated by miniature Big Bang constantly spewing out debris that's often the size of a planet into a black hole.

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* ''Webcomic/{Spacetrawler}'': ''Webcomic/{{Spacetrawler}}'': [[http://spacetrawler.com/2011/08/09/spacetrawler-160/ Brograhm's Teeth]], justified in that it's a generated by miniature Big Bang constantly spewing out debris that's often the size of a planet into a black hole.
21st Feb '17 11:57:13 AM Theriocephalus
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Parallels}}'', [[http://www.mightymartianstudios.com/2012/11/18/parallels-sci-fi-webcomic-badlands/ they are the badlands.]]

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* %%* In ''Webcomic/{{Parallels}}'', [[http://www.mightymartianstudios.com/2012/11/18/parallels-sci-fi-webcomic-badlands/ they are the badlands.]]]] %%Broken link + zero-context example.
21st Feb '17 9:53:40 AM Theriocephalus
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* ''VideoGame/SpaceEngineers'' is set within an asteroid field, where you [[AsteroidMiners mine asteroids]] within space-walk distance from each other. Pre-release videos showed even ''denser'' fields - to the point of making one of the default ships difficult to fly without shearing the engine nacelles off - though the density was toned down for release, likely for performance reasons.

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* ''VideoGame/SpaceEngineers'' is set within an asteroid field, where you [[AsteroidMiners mine asteroids]] within space-walk distance from each other. Pre-release videos showed even ''denser'' fields - -- to the point of making one of the default ships difficult to fly without shearing the engine nacelles off - -- though the density was toned down for release, likely for performance reasons.



* ''[[VideoGame/FTLFasterThanLight FTL: Faster Than Light]]'' has this as a relatively common hazard to deal with during battles. Perhaps unusually, asteroid hits are easily blocked by even a minimal shield, and their main game effect is thus to create small gaps in which the shields are weaker than normal. This normally acts to the player's advantage; a common tactic is to send a flurry of laser fire in just behind the asteroid, whereas the game's AI is incapable of doing this intentionally.

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* ''[[VideoGame/FTLFasterThanLight FTL: Faster Than Light]]'' ''VideoGame/FTLFasterThanLight'' has this as a relatively common hazard to deal with during battles. Perhaps unusually, asteroid hits are easily blocked by even a minimal shield, and their main game effect is thus to create small gaps in which the shields are weaker than normal. This normally acts to the player's advantage; a common tactic is to send a flurry of laser fire in just behind the asteroid, whereas the game's AI is incapable of doing this intentionally.intentionally.
* ''VideoGame/BattlefleetGothicArmada'': Small, dense swarms and clusters of rocky debris of varying sizes appear as terrain obstacles small enough for several to fit inside orbital battlefields. They can be used for cover, although they will damage any ships that actually pass through them. Larger, likewise unrealistically thick clusters of space rocks are common in the backgrounds.
16th Feb '17 10:57:28 PM AthenaBlue
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** "Mystery of a Thousand Moons": Iego's moons are portrayed as one. Let's just say it got the nickname "World of a Thousand Moons" for a reason.
8th Feb '17 10:21:52 PM AthenaBlue
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** [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS1E04BreakingRanks "Breaking Ranks": There's an asteroid field in the background where Kanan and Hera intercept the Imperial convoy.

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** [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS1E04BreakingRanks "Breaking Ranks": Ranks"]]: There's an asteroid field in the background where Kanan and Hera intercept the Imperial convoy.
8th Feb '17 10:21:13 PM AthenaBlue
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** ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'' has a {{Justified|Trope}} example -- it's Geonosis' ring, planetary rings actually being that dense in RealLife.
** In ''Film/ANewHope'' the "asteroids" are fragments of Alderaan, which has just been destroyed.



** The unreality of the ''Empire Strikes Back'' sequence is lampooned in [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/482.html this]] Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic. See also the page quote.
** In ''Film/ANewHope'' the "asteroids" are fragments of Alderaan, which has just been destroyed.

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** *** The unreality of the ''Empire Strikes Back'' sequence is lampooned in [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/482.html this]] Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic. See also the page quote.
** In ''Film/ANewHope'' the "asteroids" are fragments of Alderaan, which has just been destroyed.
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/ThreeTwoOnePenguins'' episode ''Compassion Crashin'', the Rockhopper crew encounters an asteroid belt.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/ThreeTwoOnePenguins'' episode ''Compassion Crashin'', the Rockhopper crew encounters an asteroid belt.
8th Feb '17 10:18:30 PM AthenaBlue
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** [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS1E04BreakingRanks "Breaking Ranks": There's an asteroid field in the background where Kanan and Hera intercept the Imperial convoy.
8th Feb '17 9:02:26 AM AthenaBlue
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** The first season episodes [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS1E5OutOfDarkness "Out of Darkness"]] and [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS1E7GatheringForces "Gathering Forces"]] involve the shattered remains of the planet Anaxes, last seen intact in the ''Clone Wars'' "Bad Batch" story reel, fifteen years before InUniverse.

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** The first season episodes [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS1E5OutOfDarkness [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS1E05OutOfDarkness "Out of Darkness"]] and [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS1E7GatheringForces [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS1E07GatheringForces "Gathering Forces"]] involve the shattered remains of the planet Anaxes, last seen intact in the ''Clone Wars'' "Bad Batch" story reel, fifteen years before InUniverse.



** [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E1TheHolocronsOfFate "The Holocrons of Fate"]]: The abandoned base where [[spoiler:Maul]] has Kanan and Ezra rendezvous with him is located in an asteroid field.

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** [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E1TheHolocronsOfFate [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E01TheHolocronsOfFate "The Holocrons of Fate"]]: The abandoned base where [[spoiler:Maul]] has Kanan and Ezra rendezvous with him is located in an asteroid field.
8th Feb '17 9:01:06 AM AthenaBlue
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Dogstar}}'': The Valiant is halted by one in "The Quick and the Dog", where the asteroids are no more than a few feet apart.



* Averted/lampshaded in the ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' [[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuyPresentsLaughItUpFuzzball adaptation]] of Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack when Threepio (played by Quagmire) says in the asteroid scene "Sir, the odds of successfully navigating an asteroid field are 2-1!". To which Han (portrayed by Peter) replies "Never tell me the o-oh... well that's not bad. Never mind, let's keep going."



* ''WesternAnimation/IlEtaitUneFois'' ''Space'' features the asteroid belt so densely populated that one has to wonder how ships manage to cross it to move from Mars to Jupiter and vice-versa (the rings of Saturn are reallistically presented). Another that appears in the show follows this trope to a T, including to hide among the asteroids to evade the pursuing Cassiopeian ships ''a la'' ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack''.



* The episode "Little Girl Lost Part 1" of ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' very neatly and subtly averts this one. While scanning the shattered remnants of Krypton, which have slowly begun forming into an asteroid belt, he receives a distress call from just outside the system. Rather than play "Asteroids" in his protective ship, he simply drops down and ducks under the field to get there as quickly as possible.
* Averted/lampshaded in the ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' [[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuyPresentsLaughItUpFuzzball adaptation]] of Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack when Threepio (played by Quagmire) says in the asteroid scene "Sir, the odds of successfully navigating an asteroid field are 2-1!". To which Han (portrayed by Peter) replies "Never tell me the o-oh... well that's not bad. Never mind, let's keep going."

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* The episode "Little Girl Lost Part 1" of ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' very neatly and subtly averts this one. While scanning ''WesternAnimation/LEGOStarWarsTheYodaChronicles'' loves this, to the shattered remnants of Krypton, which have slowly begun forming into an asteroid belt, he receives point that it's a distress call from just outside RunningGag for whoever is being chased to hide among the system. Rather than play "Asteroids" in his protective ship, he simply drops down and ducks under the field to get there as quickly as possible.
* Averted/lampshaded in the ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' [[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuyPresentsLaughItUpFuzzball adaptation]] of Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack when Threepio (played by Quagmire) says in the asteroid scene "Sir, the odds of successfully navigating an asteroid field are 2-1!". To which Han (portrayed by Peter) replies "Never tell me the o-oh... well that's not bad. Never mind, let's keep going."
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* This happens in the first episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'', where going through an asteroid belt causes the [[TransformingMecha Autobots]] and [[AliensAreBastards Decepticons]] to crash on [[InsignificantLittleBluePlanet Earth]].
* ''WesternAnimation/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "[[Recap/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeriesS2E1ThePiratesOfOrion The Pirates of Orion]]". The title opponents' ship flees into an asteroid field that consists of a large collection of rocks close together. There are so many asteroids that it's easy for the Orion ship to hide among them.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Dogstar}}'': The Valiant is halted by one in "The Quick and the Dog", where the asteroids are no more than a few feet apart.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Dogstar}}'': ''WesternAnimation/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "[[Recap/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeriesS2E1ThePiratesOfOrion The Valiant Pirates of Orion]]". The title opponents' ship flees into an asteroid field that consists of a large collection of rocks close together. There are so many asteroids that it's easy for the Orion ship to hide among them.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'':
** "Downfall of a Droid": Anakin sets up an ambush for General Grievous in a [[JustifiedTrope planetary ring]], having placed [=AT-TEs=] on the chunks of rock to catch Grievous in a crossfire.
** "Children of the Force": Cad Bane's hideout, Black Stall Station,
is halted by one located in an asteroid field.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'':
** The first season episodes [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS1E5OutOfDarkness "Out of Darkness"]] and [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS1E7GatheringForces "Gathering Forces"]] involve the shattered remains of the planet Anaxes, last seen intact in the ''Clone Wars'' "Bad Batch" story reel, fifteen years before InUniverse.
** [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS2E11TheProtectorOfConcordDawn
"The Quick and the Dog", Protector of Concord Dawn"]]: The titular planet is a ShatteredWorld with an asteroid field trailing behind it in its orbit.
** [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS2E13TheCall "The Call"]]: The Mining Guild refinery is located in one.
** [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E1TheHolocronsOfFate "The Holocrons of Fate"]]: The abandoned base
where [[spoiler:Maul]] has Kanan and Ezra rendezvous with him is located in an asteroid field.
* In
the asteroids are no more ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' episode "Bubbled", Steven and Eyeball go through an asteroid field that consists of mostly human-sized rocks. How they managed to find an asteroid field after going from the Moon and meeting a satellite without having any acceleration besides being blown out of the airlock isn't mentioned.
* The episode "Little Girl Lost, Part 1" of ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' very neatly and subtly averts this one. While scanning the shattered remnants of Krypton, which have slowly begun forming into an asteroid belt, he receives a distress call from just outside the system. Rather
than a few feet apart.play "Asteroids" in his protective ship, he simply drops down and ducks under the field to get there as quickly as possible.



* ''WesternAnimation/LEGOStarWarsTheYodaChronicles'' loves this, to the point that it's a RunningGag for whoever is being chased to hide among the asteroids.
* ''WesternAnimation/IlEtaitUneFois'' ''Space'' features the asteroid belt so densely populated that one has to wonder how ships manage to cross it to move from Mars to Jupiter and vice-versa (the rings of Saturn are reallistically presented). Another that appears in the show follows this trope to a T, including to hide among the asteroids to evade the pursuing Cassiopeian ships ''a la'' ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack''.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' episode "Bubbled", Steven and Eyeball go through an asteroid field that consists of mostly human-sized rocks. How they managed to find an asteroid field after going from the Moon and meeting a satellite without having any acceleration besides being blown out of the airlock isn't mentioned.

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* ''WesternAnimation/LEGOStarWarsTheYodaChronicles'' loves this, to the point that it's a RunningGag for whoever is being chased to hide among the asteroids.
* ''WesternAnimation/IlEtaitUneFois'' ''Space'' features the asteroid belt so densely populated that one has to wonder how ships manage to cross it to move from Mars to Jupiter and vice-versa (the rings of Saturn are reallistically presented). Another that appears
This happens in the show follows this trope to a T, including to hide among the asteroids to evade the pursuing Cassiopeian ships ''a la'' ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack''.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''
first episode "Bubbled", Steven and Eyeball go of ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'', where going through an asteroid field that consists of mostly human-sized rocks. How they managed to find an asteroid field after going from belt causes the Moon [[TransformingMecha Autobots]] and meeting a satellite without having any acceleration besides being blown out of the airlock isn't mentioned.[[AliensAreBastards Decepticons]] to crash on [[InsignificantLittleBluePlanet Earth]].
8th Jan '17 5:02:15 AM ScorpiusOB1
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** And there's the [[http://dawn.jpl.nasa.gov Dawn spacecraft]], that went to the asteroid Vesta and after studying it for more than a year moved across the belt to (the now [[ScienceMarchesOn minor planet]]) Ceres, that is currently orbiting.
** The future [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki//Lucy_(spacecraft) Lucy]] mission will take asteroid study UpToEleven, moving to investigate some of Jupiter's Trojan asteroids then transversing the inner Solar System to research other Trojan asteroids -crossing the asteroid belt twice-. In addition another [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki//Psyche_(spacecraft) probe]] will be sent to the asteroid belt, this time to study the metallic asteroid Psyche.

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** And there's the [[http://dawn.jpl.nasa.gov Dawn spacecraft]], that went to the asteroid Vesta and after studying it for more than a year moved across the belt to (the now [[ScienceMarchesOn minor planet]]) Ceres, that is currently orbiting.
orbiting and is expected to be left there.
** The future [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki//Lucy_(spacecraft) Lucy]] mission will take asteroid study UpToEleven, moving to investigate some of Jupiter's Trojan asteroids then transversing the inner Solar System to research other Trojan asteroids -crossing the asteroid belt twice-. In addition another [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki//Psyche_(spacecraft) probe]] will be sent to the asteroid belt, this time to study the metallic asteroid Psyche.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki//16_Psyche Psyche]].
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